See also: léger

English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛd͡ʒə(ɹ)/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛdʒə(ɹ)

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from French léger, assumed to be from Latin leviarius, from levis (light in weight). See levity.

Adjective edit

leger (comparative more leger, superlative most leger)

  1. (obsolete) Light; slender, slim; trivial.

Etymology 2 edit

A variant of ledger.

Adjective edit

leger (comparative more leger, superlative most leger)

  1. Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident.
    a leger ambassador

Noun edit

leger (plural legers)

  1. An ambassador or minister resident at a court or seat of government; a leiger or lieger.
    • 1655, Thomas Fuller, edited by James Nichols, The Church History of Britain, [], new edition, volumes (please specify |volume=I to III), London: [] [James Nichols] for Thomas Tegg and Son, [], published 1837, →OCLC:
      Sir Edward Carne, the queen's leger at Rome
      The spelling has been modernized.
  2. (obsolete) Anything that lies in a place; that which, or one who, remains in a place.
  3. (obsolete) Alternative form of ledger (book for keeping notes, especially one for keeping accounting records)
    • 1822, Nicolas Pike, Chester Dewey, “Book Keeping”, in A New and Complete System of Arithmetick. Composed for the Use of Citizens of the United States, 4th edition, Troy, N.Y.: Printed and published by W[illia]m S. Parker, [], →OCLC, page 490:
      The Leger exhibits at one view the accounts with an individual, as it contains on the Dr. [debt] side whatever he has received, and on the Cr. [credit] side whatever he has paid. [] Let each account be posted from the Day Book in its proper place in the Leger. If a mistake be made, let it be corrected by an account in the Day Book, clearly stating the correction, and then let this account be posted in its proper place in the Leger, that no blot or erasure may disfigure its pages.
    • 1837 December 20, Thomas P. Cope, Speech of Thomas P. Cope of Philadelphia, on Banks and Currency. [], [Philadelphia, Pa.]: Printed at No. 46 Carpenter Street, published 1838, →OCLC, page 9:
      [T]his city of "merchants, whose counting-houses are their churches, whose money is their God, and whose legers, (defaced legers, of course, the delegate from Indiana will understand me,) whose legers are their bibles."
    • 1843, George Leonard, Jr., “Book-keeping. [Book-keeping by Single Entry. Lesson 229.]”, in A Practical Treatise on Arithmetic, [], 12th stereotyped edition, Boston, Mass.: Otis, Broaders, and Company;  [], →OCLC, page 311:
      The original charges, however, are made in what is called a day book, where they are written one after another, in the order in which the transactions occur. During the hours of leisure, these charges are copied into another book, [] the account of each man being placed under his name. This book is called the leger. The act of copying from the day book into the leger is called posting.

Verb edit

leger (third-person singular simple present legers, present participle legering, simple past and past participle legered)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, British, fishing) Alternative form of ledger (to use (a certain type of bait) in bottom fishing; to engage in bottom fishing)
    • 1864, “Otter” [pseudonym; H. Jervis Alfred], “Eel, Lamprey and Lampern”, in The Modern Angler, Containing Instructions in the Art of Fly-fishing, Spining and Bottom-fishing, [], London: Alfred & Son, [], →OCLC, part I, page 68:
      Night-lines are made of water-cord, with the hooks about half-a-yard apart, baited with worms, loach, gudgeons, &c.; a brick is fastened to each end of the line to sink it, or a peg at one end and a brick at the other, and laid obliquely across the stream. They are also often taken when Legering for Barbel, []
    • 1878, “The Fishing Season”, in Once a Week, volume VIII (Fourth Series), London: Published at the offices, 19, Tavistock Street, W.C., →OCLC, page 95, column 1:
      Messrs. E. Frost and Tomkins, at Monkey Island, in two days, caught 80 lbs. weight of chub, dace, and roach with the fly and cheese paste, and in legering a trout of 2¼ lbs.
    • 1997, Paul Gustafson, “Rigs”, in How to Catch Bigger Pike from Rivers, Lochs and Lakes, London: Collins Willow, HarperCollins Publishers, →ISBN; republished as How to Catch Big Pike: All the Insight and Technique You Need to Catch Bigger Pike, whatever the Location, London: Robinson, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group, 2016, →ISBN, page 160:
      The added advantage of legering a small bait rather than freelining one is that you can tighten up harder to the bait and so spot runs earlier.
    • 1998, Martin James, “Flounder”, in Paul Morgan, editor, Saltwater Flyfishing: Britain and Northern Europe, Machynlleth, Powys: Coch-y-Bonddu Books, published 2006, →ISBN, page 156:
      The flounder spends its life between the tideline and the 25 to 30 fathoms mark, but they are often caught several miles upstream in freshwater rivers by anglers legering worms or gentles.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for leger”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch leger, from Old Dutch *leger, from Proto-West Germanic *legr, from Proto-Germanic *legrą. Cognate to English lair.

Noun edit

leger n (plural legers, diminutive legertje n)

  1. army, armed forces
  2. form (habitation of a hare)
  3. (archaic) bed, crib
  4. (figurative) mass, multitude
  5. Short for dijkleger.
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Afrikaans: leër
  • English: leaguer
  • Sranan Tongo: legre

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective edit

leger

  1. comparative degree of leeg

Verb edit

leger

  1. inflection of legeren:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

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German edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French léger.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /leˈʒɛːɐ̯/, /leˈʒeːɐ̯/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: le‧ger

Adjective edit

leger (strong nominative masculine singular legerer, comparative legerer, superlative am legersten)

  1. casual, informal
  2. (of clothing) dressed down

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • leger” in Duden online
  • leger” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Indonesian edit

 
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Etymology edit

From Dutch legger (ledger).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /lɛɡər/
  • Hyphenation: lè‧gêr

Noun edit

lègêr (first-person possessive legerku, second-person possessive legermu, third-person possessive legernya)

  1. (education) a ledger, the marking register.

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leger

  1. to read

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lēger

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of lēgō

Middle English edit

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leger

  1. Alternative form of liggere

Norwegian Bokmål edit

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leger m

  1. indefinite plural of lege

Verb edit

leger

  1. present of lege

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

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leger f

  1. indefinite plural of lege

Old English edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-West Germanic *legr.

Cognate with Old Frisian leger, Old Saxon legar, Dutch leger (bed, camp, army), Old High German legar (German Lager (camp)), Old Norse legr (Danish lejr, Swedish läger (bed)), Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐍂𐍃 (ligrs). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek λέχος (lékhos), Latin lectus (bed), Proto-Celtic *legyom (Old Irish lige, Irish luí), Proto-Slavic *ležati (Russian лежа́ть (ležátʹ)).

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leġer n

  1. the state or action of lying, lying down, or lying ill
    • on ðam sixtan dæge his legereson the sixth day of his illness
  2. resting-place; couch, bed
  3. deathbed, grave
    • on gehalgodan legere licganto be buried in a consecrated grave

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Romansch edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Latin legō, legere.

Verb edit

leger

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Vallader) to read
Conjugation edit
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Etymology 2 edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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leger m (feminine singular legra, masculine plural legers, feminine plural legras)

  1. (Sursilvan) merry, happy
    Synonym: allegher
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leger (comparative legerare, superlative legerast)

  1. Alternative form of legär

Inflection edit

Inflection of leger
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular leger legerare legerast
Neuter singular legert legerare legerast
Plural legera legerare legerast
Masculine plural3 legere legerare legerast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 legere legerare legeraste
All legera legerare legeraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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